Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM)

MEDIA CONTACT

Karen Hamilton, program officer
khamilton@aboveground.ngo
438-992-5163

Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM)

Canada’s export bank denounced for backing disastrous Colombian megadam

Human rights advocates are denouncing the Canadian government’s financial support for a disastrous hydroelectric project in Colombia, as a leader from one of the affected communities arrives in Ottawa to meet today with officials at Export Development Canada (EDC) and Global Affairs Canada.

Ituango dam crisis exposes accountability gap at EDC

In May, 120,000 people in northwestern Colombia were endangered by the potential collapse of a hydroelectric dam being developed by Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM), a client of Canada’s export credit agency. EPM is currently under investigation for possible corruption and environmental damage linked to the project.